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November 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04), co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus, participated in a ceremony today that honored Native American code talkers with the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Medals were presented to members of 25 tribes today, and additional tribal nations will be honored as their medals are finalized. The Representatives released a joint statement in honor of the historic occasion:

October 18, 2013 Statements For the Record

 

Governor Mark Dayton
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

 

Attorney General Lori Swanson
102 State Capitol
75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

October 7, 2013 Speech

 

[Remarks as prepared]

Good morning. It is my honor to be here today to support the “Change the Mascot” campaign.  Let me thank Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation for his leadership and the tremendous effort put forth by his community. 

September 13, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  September 13, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington Post calls Red*****’ name “a racial slur of Native Americans so offensive that it should no longer be tolerated”

August 6, 2013 e-Newsletter

Top Ten of the GOP’s Worst Cuts in FY14 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill

July 23, 2013 Speech

[as prepared]

Mr. Chairman, it disappoints me greatly to be here today with this bill before us.

I came to this subcommittee to work in partnership with my Republican and Democratic colleagues to keep our air and water clean, protect our nation’s natural treasures, and ensure this Congress honors our trust responsibilities to Indian Country.

July 18, 2013 Press Release

For Immediate Release:  July 18, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

July 1, 2013 Press Release

St. Paul, MN – The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe announced today that their former Chief Executive, Marjorie Anderson, passed away yesterday of natural causes. She served as chief executive from 1991 to 2000, and then again from 2008 to 2012.  As Chief Executive, Marge Anderson was instrumental in defending the Mille Lacs Band’s treaty rights and investing tribal gaming revenues towards improving services and the quality of life for Mille Lacs Band members.

June 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama today issued an executive order creating the White House Council on Native American Affairs.  This high level interagency group will be chaired by the Secretary of the Interior with the purpose of ensuring that “the Federal Government engages in a true and lasting government-to-government relationship with federally recognized tribes in a more coordinated and effective manner, including by better carrying out its trust responsibilities.”  The Council will work across federal agencies and departments to coordinate the development of “p

June 13, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC –  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has responded to a bipartisan group of Members of Congress who urged the commissioner to “…take a stand against the use of the word ‘redskin’ as the Washington franchise’s name” in a May 13th letter.  Mr. Goodell’s letter (dated June 5) and supporting material attempts to justify the use of the racial slur and says “Redskins” has “a positive meaning.”  The commissioner did acknowledge in his letter that “…the issues raised with respect to the Washington Redskins name are complex.”

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